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Mormons hope to benefit from a Romney effect

Posted by FaniDouvri , in News 03/09/2012 · 205 views





The faithful Mormons who attended the Sunday service in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, in the presence of Mitt Romney, rejoiced in popularity given their name by the brand new official candidate of the Republican Party in the U.S. presidential election.

Mitt Romney, who was the first president of the United States if he wins his duel against Barack Obama on November 6, took place, smiling, with his wife Ann in the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- days, official name of the Mormon church.

Romney, who spent a few months in 1966 "on mission" in Gironde in his youth, is Mormon pastor in Massachusetts, neighboring state he was governor from 2003 to 2007. But he lives not far from Wolfeboro and pray in the Mormon temple in this locality.

At the office, JW Marriott, son of the founder of the eponymous hotel chain and current president of Marriott International Inc., Took the floor to welcome the Romney effect on the church. "Today we see our church out of the darkness and we find that 90% of what was written about us in the press and said the major television is favorable," he said. "And we owe it to Mitt and Ann and their families, who lead exemplary lives also." He went so far as to joke, adding: "Now that we are in the light, everybody looks at us and asks if we are as good as Romney".

In Tampa, Mitt Romney did not hesitate to take advantage of the Mormon faith before the delegates. However, many Americans, including evangelicals, very well represented in the Grand Old Party, always consider with some reluctance that name. Mormons, which forbid the consumption of alcohol, have lontemps advocated polygamy under the term "plural marriage" before officially banned in 1889.

They claim seven million followers in the United States, expected to live by the precepts laid down by the founder, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Mormons have spent decades trying to fight against their critics, who say it is not a church but a sect with a threat to Christianity. "I never expected to see what I saw at the Tampa Convention: a Catholic stand up and say publicly that a Mormon is just as valid a Catholic," admitted a faithful Sunday about Wolfeboro Mitt Romney's running mate, elected Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who is Catholic.

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